I think it moves a little slower than the first one and there are less interactions with the side characters (which is what made the first one fun). There is a lot more time Joanne ends up spending in the other worlds and they are not as cool to me. She is also not as smart as the first book. Might be able to blame it on her lack of sleep and being overwhelmed with everything.
Overall it was still a pretty good read. Looking forward to the next one.
A strong urban fantasy story, though somewhat limited by the first person POV. While the first person style helps the reader form a stronger attachment to Joanne, it limits the reader's understanding of the world to what Joanne understands, and it's beginning to get frustrating.
I like the characters and the fact that their relationships seem to be evolving naturally and I'm hoping Coyote Dreams brings a deeper insight into the world building Murphy's thrown at us.
A great book. I can't wait for Coyote Dreams
This my first read by this author. I missed No. 1 (Urban Shaman) in the series but I think I'll go back and read it. Yes, this one is a little long but Joanne Walker (Siobhan Walkingstick) is a strong likable character. Her insecurities and lack of self confidence often seem to get in the way and she spends too much time second guessing what she should do. All in all, though I like her. Not pretty or feminine, she is strong and courageous and prefers being a mechanic to most other jobs. And, I like her boss, Captain Morrison, as well as her friend, Gary, the wise cab driver. There seems to be a strange attraction between Joanne and her boss, who while not certain he believes in this shaman stuff, keeps an open mind and keeps her on task. In short, he believes in her. On the other hand Joanne finds herself fighting demons she is tricked to accidentally bring into the world. How she gets out of this entanglement is for readers to discover. This author is imaginative, creative and writes well. Keep an eye out for her work.
I agree with Irene L H, and I won't try to improve on her well-written review. This is good but not great, and does bring out a lot more about the cast of supporting characters that makes them more likable.
I think this is a well written book and a good story but it's not my kind of book. My attention kept wondering where it shouldn't have.